Will Delaware Dissolve Trump Corporations?

Delaware Call | by Jordan Howell For the band of Trumpian misfits and goons who threatened and stormed the Capitol on January 6, resulting in the deaths of 5 people, the fallout unfolds by the hour. Following the insurrection at the Capitol, social media companies suspended the accounts of President Trump and his associates. Twitter deleted over 70,000 accounts that spread QAnon propaganda. Police identified rioters and arrested them. Many who took selfies and videos of their attack on democracy have lost their jobs. New York City canceled all contracts […]

Some Delaware lawmakers want to raise taxes for those earning $125K or more. What to know.

The News Journal | by Sarah Gamard Progressive Democratic lawmakers want to raise taxes for people making six figures, hailing it as a step toward a fairer, more stable tax structure despite Gov. John Carney’s resistance to tax increases. House Bill 64 by Rep. John Kowalko, D-Newark South, would raise personal income taxes for people who make more than $125,000 a year. Tax brackets in Delaware currently stop after $60,000, and anyone making over that amount is taxed at 6.6% of their income regardless of whether they make just above […]

Tax debates lead docket of early Delaware legislature bills

Delaware Business Times | by Jacob Owens DOVER – The Delaware General Assembly kicked off Jan. 12, albeit without the usual fanfare at the State House as the 151st session is the first to begin in an all-virtual format amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and taxation is surprisingly one of the issues to watch. Perhaps the most eyebrow-raising proposal filed so far is a tax hike on those earning $125,000 or more a year. Three new brackets created by House Bill 64 would tax those starting at $125,000 at 7.1% rather […]

Kowalko proposes higher tax rates for Delawareans earning more than $125,000

Newark Post | by Staff and Wire Reports Democratic lawmakers in Delaware are proposing several new tax brackets that would result in higher-income individuals paying more to the state’s coffers. “This bill is intended to ensure a more fair and equitable progressive tax structure that is sustainable and not overly burdensome to any category of earners,” said Rep. John Kowalko, of Newark, who is sponsoring the bill. “It has been carefully calculated to apply a minimal amount of tax increases while ensuring a sustainable revenue source in future economic downturns.” […]

Delaware’s income tax brackets could change under proposed legislation

Delaware Public Media | by Roman Battaglia One lawmaker’s push to change Delaware’s tax brackets may be gaining some traction. Delaware’s current taxable income brackets only go as high as $60,000, which State Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark South) says is too low compared to other states. His proposal would add new brackets at $125,000, $250,000 and $500,000 of taxable income. “It’s to ensure stability, it’s to ensure a little more equitable, certainly to ensure a more fair collection of necessary revenue,” Kowalko said. With no sales taxes and relatively low […]

Income tax measure filed in House

Delaware State News | by Matt Bittle Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday filed legislation that would raise income taxes for the state’s top earners. House Bill 64 would create three new income tax brackets that would affect only people who make at least $125,000 a year. Delaware currently has six personal income tax brackets, with the top one imposing a rate of 6.6% on all income of more than $60,000. The bill would tax income from $125,001 to $250,000 at 7.1%, $250,001 to $500,000 at 7.85% and above $500,000 at 8.6%. […]

Manufactured-home owners have legal support

Delaware State News | by Newsroom Staff DOVER — Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that manufactured-home owners in disputes with their community owners will be eligible for free legal representation by the nonprofit Delaware Community Legal Aid Society Inc. under a contract it entered with the Delaware Department of Justice. The contract is made possible by a dedicated attorney fund established by the General Assembly and funded by a 50-cent portion of an existing monthly assessment paid by manufactured-home owners. The contract provides for quality legal representation to those […]

Manufactured home owners eligible for free legal representation under new contract

Dover Post | by Delaware News Desk Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Jan. 4 that manufactured home owners in disputes with their community owners will be eligible for free legal representation by the nonprofit Delaware Community Legal Aid Society Inc., under a contract it entered with the Delaware Department of Justice. “Constituents in all three counties have called for this kind of resource for years,” said Jennings. “This is a hard-fought victory for the more than 20,000 home owners in Delaware’s manufactured home communities, many of whom live on […]

Newark-area election results: GOP’s Smith and Ramone retain seats; Democrats win in other districts

Newark Post | by Josh Shannon & Jacob Took In the two most-closely watched local legislative races, Republicans Michael Smith and Michael Ramone both overcame deficits in party registration to hold onto their seats in increasingly Democratic districts. Smith won 63 percent of the vote, while retired engineer and business owner Luann D’Agostino won 37 percent – a difference of nearly 4,000 votes. That’s a dramatic improvement over 2018, when he surpassed a different Democratic opponent by just 140 votes. The district encompasses an area to the northeast of Newark, […]

Education Funding Lawsuit Settlement: What it includes and what it means

Delaware Public Media | by Larry Nagengast A settlement was announced Monday in the high-profile lawsuit filed by NAACP, ACLU and other education advocates seeking to overhaul Delaware’s school funding system to better assist disadvantaged students. Contributor Larry Nagengast has been covering this case and the issues associated for some time now – and this week examines the settlement itself and what it means. It’s a big deal, but it’s not a done deal, and it’s not the whole deal either. That’s the one-sentence summary of the settlement agreement announced […]